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Miriam Carleen Hackman Heusel

May 28, 2013

Miriam Carleen Hackman Heusel, 92, Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at Sunrise Terrace, Winfield.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 31, at First United Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant. The Rev. Herb Shafer will officiate. According to her wishes, she has been cremated and private family inurnment will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. Memorials may be directed to Iowa Huntington Disease Research.

Elliott Chapel, New London is in charge of arrangements.

She was born April 5, 1921 in Syracuse, Neb., the daughter of Otto Walter and Viola Ganzel Hackman. On Oct. 21, 1949, she married Logan Heusel. He preceded her in death. She was raised in Lincoln and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1938 and from the University of Nebraska in 1942 with a bachelor’s degree in textiles and clothing. She was a member of Kappa Phi Sorority.

During World War II, she was a USO volunteer. After college, she was employed by the Veterans Administration in Lincoln, Neb. and later in Denver, Colo. She later moved with her husband to Grinnell; Rochelle, Ill; and to Mt. Pleasant. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant and past member of the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of American Association of University Women. She was the pianist for her church for many years in Lincoln, Neb. and accompanied many vocal groups in high school and university. She also accompanied the Rhythm Rockers for many years. She loved to read, travel and attend family reunions. She also liked to sew.

She is survived by one son, Timothy of New London; and one grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Eric; one sister, Ardith Wybell, and one brother, James Hackman.

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